Moment president of Spanish FA kisses player on the MOUTH during trophy presentation after Spain’s 1-0 win against England in World Cup final
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This is the moment the male president of Spain’s FA grabs one of La Roja’s World Cup-winning players and kisses her on the mouth.
The victorious Spanish stars stepped onto a podium after their triumph over the Lionesses at Stadium Australia to collect their gold medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, after they beat England 1-0 in today’s final.
Spanish star Jenni Hermoso and her teammates were congratulated by dignitaries including Queen Letizia, dressed all in red in support of her compatriots, who gave players a warm embrace.
Also on the stage was Spanish Federation boss Luis Rubiales, who threw his arms around striker Jenni Hermoso, and gave her a strong hug while whispering in her ear.
He then put both his hands on the back of her head head and kissed her on the mouth.
This is the moment the male president of Spain’s FA Luis Rubiales grabs one of La Roja’s World Cup-winning players Jenni Hermoso and kisses her on the mouth
The president of Spain’s FA Luis Rubiales (right) threw his arms around Spanish striker Jenni Hermoso, and gave her a strong hug while whispering in her ear
Hermoso was asked about the embrace after the match by Spanish TV station La 1 and, appearing somewhat uncomfortable, told them: ‘Eh… yeah, I did not enjoy that’
Hermoso was asked about the embrace after the match by Spanish TV station La 1 and, appearing somewhat uncomfortable, told them: ‘Eh… yeah, I did not enjoy that.’
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Footage of the kiss has gone viral online since it was seen on air, with some supporters saying Rubiales’ behaviour was inappropriate.
Hermoso, 33, is one of the world’s most famous players in women’s football and has had a career spanning nearly two decades.
She was successful at top Spanish football clubs Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano and Hermoso has also played for prestigious European teams, Swedish team Tyreso, Paris Saint-German.
She currently plays for Pachuca, a Mexican team.
Over her career Hermoso has won seven Spanish league titles with there seperate clubs as well as eight club trophies.
She played for Barcelona when the team won the 2021 Champions League.
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